The Chevening scholarship scheme is currently being reviewed. A final decision on eligibility requirements, selection criteria, target regions and priority study areas for 2011/2012 is expected by the end of January 2011. However we have decided to start accepting applications from Indonesian candidates for 2011/2012 Chevening scholarships via the website: https://www.chevening.fco.gov.uk/CheveningApplications/CA_Start.aspx
As in previous years we are likely to offer full scholarships for one year Master degrees at United Kingdom universities and other professional institutions. The scholarships would cover living costs, tuition fees and return airfares.
The Chevening scheme is highly competitive, with only the best applicants invited for interview. We particularly encourage applications from individuals based in eastern Indonesia. Candidates will need to meet the following basic requirements:
- Indonesian citizens.
- Excellent first degree with a minimum GPA >=3.0.
- Good level of spoken and written English language (IELTS 6.5).
- Minimum of 2 years full time post-graduate (S1) work experience.
- Clear commitment to long-term career development.
- Must be able to demonstrate leadership potential and the capacity to play an important role in Indonesia’s future development.
- We regret that we are unable to accept applications for MBAs.
- Previous recipients of a Chevening award are not eligible to apply.
Employees, employee’s relatives (or former employees who have left employment within the last two years) of the FCO, including FCO posts, the British Council or any Chevening sponsors are not be eligible for these awards. When the review of the Chevening scheme is finalised further details on eligibility criteria and other information relevant to applications will be posted on this page and at: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/scholarships/ as well as on the Chevening Facebook page.
What is Chevening?
The Chevening programme, has, over 26 years, provided more than 30,000 Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from countries across the world. Many talented graduates and young professional Indonesians have been supported by the Chevening Programme, which has seen over 1,000 Scholarships awarded to Indonesians since the scheme began in 1984.
Largely funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Scholarship scheme also receives significant contributions from HEIs and other organisations in the UK, and from a wide range of overseas sponsors including governmental and private sector bodies, with which the FCO or its overseas Posts have partnership agreements.